Geothermal Energy in the UK

Posted on July 19th, 2017

The first geothermal plant in the UK could be a reality as soon as 2020 if a multimillion-pound fundraising drive for a pioneering project to produce power from hot rocks several kilometres under the ground in Cornwall succeeds. The £18million … Continue reading

More corporations commit to a greener future

Posted on July 13th, 2017

With the American government recently stating it was withdrawing from the Paris Climate Agreement it is reassuring to know that many large corporations are still committed to helping create a greener future. The RE100 initiative from international non-profit The Climate … Continue reading

Renewables Research

Posted on June 23rd, 2017

Swedish company Vattenfall announced this week a £3 million renewable energy study programme based in Scotland designed to shed new light on how the offshore wind industry impacts the lives of dolphins and other sea life. Adam Ezzamel, EOWDC project … Continue reading

The 50% renewable target

Posted on June 9th, 2017

Industry body Scottish Renewables recently submitted its response to the consultation on Scotland’s draft Energy Strategy, as well as its response to the government’s draft Onshore Wind Policy Statement. In their response they stated that the draft Energy Strategy shows … Continue reading

A renewable target

Posted on June 2nd, 2017

In a report published last week entitled Switching on; how renewables will power the UK; Friends of the Earth predict that with falling energy costs and advances in storage technology renewables could provide 75 per cent of the country’s power … Continue reading

Renewable Energy Policy

Posted on May 19th, 2017

With the UK set to go to the polls next month for a General Election political parties and others have been launching their manifestos this week including earlier the Liberal Democrats who included a raft of pro-renewable energy and low … Continue reading

Renewables in our future energy mix

Posted on May 5th, 2017

Last month the UK went through an entire 24 hour period without using electricity generated from coal for what is likely to be the first time since the first coal fired generator started production in 1882. And while this is … Continue reading

Scotland’s smart renewable future

Posted on April 7th, 2017

Scotland’s wind turbines have once again broken their own generation records as in March this year they sent 1,240 GWh of electricity to the grid, an 81% increase from March 2016. It was also a 23% increase on the 1006 … Continue reading